Crop Drop – 20,000 lbs of Sweet Potatoes, Saturday

The Center for University-Based Development at JSU will be hosting a “Crop Drop” on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The location of the “Crop Drop” is 1311 W. Pearl Street in the parking lot in front of Blackburn Middle School.

A “Crop Drop” is a gathering of excess crops dropped off at a central location. For this “Crop Drop” we will be giving away 20,000 lbs of sweet potatoes to the community for free.

JSU students will bag 10 pound bags of sweet potatoes and they will give one bag of potatoes per person. The community residents just need to drive up and the produce will be placed in their car.

This event is a collaboration between the Society of St. Andrew, Blue Key Honor Society, Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Engaged Learning, and the Center for University-Based Development.

Please see flyer and map below.

For more information please call Heather Wilcox at 601-979-5828 or by email at

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4 Comments on Crop Drop – 20,000 lbs of Sweet Potatoes, Saturday

  1. Carroll K Frazier // April 3, 2017 at 11:35 am // Reply

    Heather, this is just in time for sweet potato pies for Easter!

    Thank you!

  2. Linda Faye Pendleton // April 6, 2017 at 8:47 pm // Reply

    I can’t wait to get those free, and nutritious sweet potatoes. Thank you JSU for such a generous offer. May God continue to bless the University and everyone who is affiliate with such a distinguished University.. Bless every thing you try to do to improve the health and atmosphere of this community. Thanks again and Amen!!!!

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